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IMF Bailout: It's An Issue of Policy Not Reshuffle-Pratt On Calls For Finance Minister To Be Removed

Many people have called for Finance Minister Ken Ofori Atta to be fired by President Akufo-Addo.

There were more protests when the government declared that it was seeking IMF aid.

The Finance Minister is a dead wood.

Taking a stand, former president John Dramani Mahama urged President Akufo-Addo to get rid of the "many dead woods" in his cabinet, including Ken Ofori-Atta.

As a result, the President should deploy some of the tools in his toolbox during times of crisis like these. The previous President urged the current administration to sack the Finance Minister, reorganize the government, and enlist the brightest minds in the country to come up with a comprehensive recovery plan for the country's economy.

Kwesi Pratt's Opinion

However, Kwesi Pratt Jnr, the managing editor of the Insight daily, has a different take.

A major reorganization of the economy is what we need, and the fact that he is no longer in charge does not mean that the problem will disappear. A new policy, a new framework for national growth would be better than merely asking a person to leave, since we'd still be where we are if another person used the same framework. Of course, cabinet reshuffles have their benefits: they instill a sense of prudence; they don't alter policy priorities. Is there anything we can do about the policies, he asked? he said.

A reorganization, in his opinion, may be useful in the short term, but it is not a panacea for the problem.

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